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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.

Prediction

Mar 5, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now panel, how will the GOP next try to take down the Donald? Adam Burke. ADAM BURKE: They're going to kidnap him and replace him with an imposter. The plan isn't going to work when the surrogate too closely resembles a human being. (LAUGHTER) SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts. ROXANNE ROBERTS: In a genius move, the GOP will nominate a true man of the people, someone born in America, a man beloved by everybody,...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 5, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores? BILL KURTIS: Adam and Bobcat each have 2. Roxanne has 3. SAGAL: All right, we have flipped a coin. Bobcat has elected to let Adam go first. So Adam, you...

Limericks

Mar 5, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for that rhyme. If you'd like to play on air call that leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT - that's 1-888-924-8924. You can always click the contact us link on our website. That's waitwait.npr.org. You can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our...

Prediction

Feb 27, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now panel, who will be the surprise nominee for the Supreme Court? Faith Salie. FAITH SALIE: We need someone who is both impeccably conservative and beloved by liberals - the Dowager Countess of Grantham... (APPLAUSE) SAGAL: Say no to her, I dare you. Paula Poundstone. PAULA POUNDSTONE: Mitch McConnell. (LAUGHTER) SAGAL: That would really be a conundrum. POUNDSTONE: It's going to put them in an awkward...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 27, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer's worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores? BILL KURTIS: Faith and Roy each have 3. Paula has 2. SAGAL: All right, Paula, you are in third place. You're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first...

Limericks

Feb 27, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript : Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT That's 1-888-924-8924 or click the contact us link on our website, waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago and our April 14 show at the...

Panel Round

Feb 20, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Thank you, everybody. (APPLAUSE) SAGAL: Hey, if you are listening to this show today, you know that we took the week off. If you're listening to this show in the future, know that the world was green and verdant before...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: One of our favorite guests is scientist, talk-show host and raconteur Neil deGrasse Tyson. He joined us just a few months ago to talk about how he likes to relax. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: Thank you, thank you. SAGAL: Great to have you. You are perhaps a hero - no, not perhaps, definitely a hero to the great, as you like to put it, geek-averse (ph), all the science geeks and...

Bill Reads Three News-Related Limericks

Feb 20, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) PETER SAGAL, HOST: Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on our call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924 or click the contact us link on our website, waitwait.npr.org. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME. BENNETT MOON: Hello. How do you do? This is Bennett Moon coming...

Limericks

Feb 13, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on-air, call or leave a message - 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. You can always click the contact us link on our website. That's waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. And...

Prediction

Feb 13, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now panel, what will be the big gift this Valentine's Day? Maz Jobrani. MAZ JOBRANI: The Donald Trump blowup doll. For anyone who likes to be insulted during sex. (LAUGHTER) SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts. ROXANNE ROBERTS: It's the Marco Rubio See-and-Say Cupid. Pull the string and it says, make no mistake, I love you. Make no mistake, I love you. Make no mistake, I love you. (LAUGHTER) SAGAL: Mo Rocca. MO ROCCA...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 13, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores? BILL KURTIS: Maz has two, Roxanne has three and Mo, you got four. That's unusual. MO ROCCA: How is that possible? SAGAL: All right, well, this is very...

Prediction

Feb 6, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now panel, what will be the big surprise at the big game? Alonzo Bodden. ALONZO BODDEN: The shocking thing - just like the Oscars, there'll be no black winners. (LAUGHTER) SAGAL: Helen Hong. HELEN HONG: Marco Rubio will give a Katy Perry-style halftime performance, complete with fireworks, sequined outfits and Rand Paul and Rick Santorum dancing backup in shark costumes. (LAUGHTER) SAGAL: That would...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 6, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores? BILL KURTIS: Roy and Helen each have 3. Alonzo has 2. SAGAL: Alonzo, you are in third place, so you're up first. were a person. The clock will start when I begin...

Limericks

Feb 6, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: Coming up it's Lighting Fill-In-The-Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for that rhyme. If you'd like to play on-air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924 or click the contact us link on our website. That's waitwait.npr.org. You can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago and our show at...

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